TAMPA, FLA. – (Nov. 18, 2021) – Next Level Brands, a partnership between former Co-Founder of Ciccio Restaurant Group Jeff Gigante; real estate entrepreneur Andrew Wright; and attorney/investor Joseph Guggino, announces today their third restaurant concept – Boulon Brasserie – will take residence in the $3-billion-dollar live-work-play development, Water Street Tampa. Following their announcement of Union New American opening in Tampa’s Westshore District, the group shares plans for Boulon Brasserie, which is slated to open in the summer of 2022. The opening marks their second new restaurant announcement in under a year. Forbici Modern Italian, their wildly popular Hyde Park eatery, opened in 2019.
Boulon Brasserie will reside at 1001 Water Street in Tampa, on the ground floor of Thousand & One, Water Street Tampa’s trophy office tower that opened this past summer. The building is located at the center of Water Street Tampa, the vibrant 56-acre mixed-use development transforming downtown Tampa into a walkable, wellness- and community-oriented neighborhood. The district is bringing new homes, offices, retail, restaurants, and green space to the heart of Tampa. With 7,097-square-feet of interior design space brought to life by award-winning, Montreal-based architects, Atelier Zebulon Perron (AZP) – also tapped to design Union New American – the restaurant will reflect the thoughtful, design-forward identity that Strategic Property Partners, the developer of Water Street Tampa, has established for the new waterfront district.
“We all share the same vision at Next Level Brands,” says Gigante, “to elevate the culinary landscape of Tampa Bay by creating a collection of beautiful and authentic restaurants. Our vision of immersive dining is the perfect complement to the experiential nature of Water Street Tampa.”
Boulon Brasserie will pay homage to the beloved French bistro, where good food, good wine and better company come together to create unmistakable joie de vivre. Three district dining experiences – restaurant, bar, and café – lend to an all-day menu that captures breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Boulon’s menu will range in possibilities, highlighting locally sourced ingredients, fresh caught seafoods and modern interpretations of classic French pastries.
“This is poised to be one of the most iconic spaces in the country and these hospitality veterans are building something great here,” says Wright, CEO/Managing Partner of Franklin Street. “I’m just excited to be along for the ride and take the restaurant scene to the next level.”
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About Next Level Brands:
Led by hospitality veteran and successful restauranteur Jeff Gigante, Next Level Brands Holdings LLC will be a collection of innovative dining experiences designed to elevate the culinary landscape of Tampa Bay. Inspired by the culture of hospitality, concepts will be warm and inviting gathering spaces with innovative cuisine and first-class service. For more information, visit: www.nxtlevelbrands.com.
About Water Street Tampa:
One of the largest mixed-use real estate developments currently under construction in the United States, Water Street Tampa is a multi-phased, mixed-use development transforming 56 contiguous acres on Tampa’s waterfront into an entirely new neighborhood. The development is bringing nine million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, entertainment, cultural, retail, and educational spaces to the community, all connected by a pedestrian-focused street plan and public green space. Built on the idea that the city of the future can be designed in a more comprehensive, cohesive, and people-centric way, Water Street Tampa is connecting Tampa’s central business district to its long-underutilized waterfront and linking residential neighborhoods to the city’s retail and business districts, creating a balanced urban experience that reflects the way people want to live in cities today. Designated by the International Well Building Institute, Water Street Tampa is the first WELL pre-certified community in the world, reflecting its focus on walkability, sustainability, resiliency, and innovation. The project’s first phase of development is slated for completion in early 2022. For more information, please visit www.waterstreettampa.com.
About Strategic Property Partners:
Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is a full-service real estate developer, owner and operator focused on world-class execution, innovation and creating high-quality experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, commenced vertical construction in 2018 and is revitalizing the downtown Tampa core into an urban, mixed-use waterfront district. The project totals over $3.5 billion in private investment from SPP, which is owned and capitalized through a partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik.